Davis Cup: Canada defeat Australia to reach semi-finals

Since Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov combined to defeat Australia and eventually become the very initial semi-finalists of this Davis Cup the remarkable rise of Canadian tennis continued.
Canada have been playing as a two-man team due to injury but Pospisil specifically has been motivated and he defeated John Millman 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 in the opening singles rubber.
Mystery surrounded the absence of Nick Kyrgios, whod played at the opening two games but supported this moment.
Captain Lleyton Hewitt later clarified:He got injured last night. We didnt actually have a decision. He couldnt play. So Johnny had to measure up to the plate. He had a collarbone injury
Alex De Minaur kept Australia in contention in the struggle of the firearms in front of a crowd with a 3-6 6-3 7-5 victory over Shapovalov.
But the Australians were unable to finish the comeback, even with Pospisil, whos ranked a 150 following injury, and Shapovalov beating John Peers and Jordan Thompson 6-4 6-4 to set up a clash with Serbia or Russia .
Serbia eased through following victory over Japan up with a 2-1 victory against France that eliminated the best seeds.
This is the most perfect scenario for us, said Novak Djokovic. Winning both ties after singles rather than being pressured from the doubles.
So we are coming to the quarters now and enjoying against Russia tomorrow. That is undoubtedly one of the best quality teams here. Its definitely going to be a big challenge.
Russia were one of the two best-placed runners-up along with Argentina, wholl carry on hosts Spain.
Spain would be with their number two singles player, Roberto Bautista Agut, who abandoned the competition following his father was taken seriously ill, to go home on Thursday. The federation announced that Bautista Aguts father had died.
Last year the 31-year-old, that lost his mom, was due to get married next week.
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